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Slaughter rocks New Mexico once again

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The ‘80s rockers play Albuquerque on Saint Patrick’s Day

Slaughter rocked Albuquerque with fellow ‘80s band Great White over St. Patrick’s Day, with a Blarney Bash performance at the Sandia Resort & Casino March 17.

A native of the Southwest, the American rock band began in Las Vegas under the direction of...

Winter Spanish Market showcases traditional arts in Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE – The Spanish Colonial Arts Society’s Winter Spanish Market returns to Albuquerque for the fifth successive year on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. This year the NHCC campus will host the event. Founded in Santa Fe in 1988, this will be the Winter Market’s 29th year since it emerged as an offshoot from the original Spanish Market, which takes place in Santa Fe every summer.

This year’s Winter Market will bring 70 artists to Albuquerque, giving members of the general public and collectors alike an opportunity to make early holiday purchases while keeping away from the big box store madness after Thanksgiving. This event shoppers the opportunity to buy a piece of New Mexico...

Gallup Film Festival diverse film lineup

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There’s something for everyone

Whether you prefer features, documentaries, shorts, or foreign made films, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Gallup Film Festival Sept. 14 -16.

It’s a lineup that showcases some of the best and brightest talent in the independent filmmaking industry.

Thursday evening debuts with the long-anticipated film the “Watchman’s Canoe.” Filmmaker Berri Chase teased festival-goers with a sampling of the film she was currently shooting at the time of last year’s festival. And she’s back, post-production, with her star lineup in tow.

Starring Adam Beach and Roger Willie, along with a ray of sunshine lead Kiri Goodson, it’s...

Best in Show Night: Celebrating Ceremonial’s legacy in a new way

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This year is the 96th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, and it’s the first year for a new Ceremonial event: Best in Show Night at ART123 Gallery. Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial and local nonprofit arts council gallupARTS are combining forces to bring you a special exhibit showcasing 21 top winning pieces from Ceremonial’s juried Exhibit Hall in downtown Gallup.

For one night only, on Aug. 12, from 6 – 9pm, oooh and aaah at the crème de la crème of Native art.

Get a fist look at “Best in Category” and “Best in Class” weavings, pottery, paintings, sculpture, lapidary, baskets, katsinas, metalwork and more. Admire special award winners, and you can’t miss...

A fitting tribute to a fallen barber

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Softball tourney to raise funds for ‘Gilly’s’ kids

During this time last year, Gallup had Gilbert “Gilly” Parra. He was shaving and chiseling heads of hair into artistic masterpieces.

Whether a tribal design, or more elaborate – a Sylvester the cat and Tweety bird design,  or bringing notice to autism, Parra was a barber for the ages, and a unique treasure to his family, friends and clients.

Diamond Cuts on Gallup’s south end was his hub, and at 24, he was living life on his terms, according to his loving mother, Lisa Romero. She recalled, trying not to choke up, that her Gilly was a strong-willed child, and somewhat unconventional.

“He was a firecracker,”...
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